90s star Kenny Thomas felt 'let down' when chart success ended after making 'worst music video'
Kenny Thomas felt “sad and let down” when chart shows refused to play his music and describes the music video he made at the time as one of the "worst" ever.
Kenny Thomas felt “sad and let down” when chart shows refused to play his music.
The 55-year-old singer enjoyed major success with his debut album ‘Voices’ when it was released in 1991 but claimed that the video for the lead single from his follow-up record ‘Wait For Me’ was “one of the worst pop videos ever made” and hinted that it cost him his career.
He told Classic Pop magazine: “ The problem was the vid for the lead single, 'Trippin On Your Love'. It cost loads and in my opinion is one of the worst pop videos ever made. The shows that you need to nudge it up the charts like 'The Chart Show' as well all refused to play it because it was so shoddy.
“I felt sad and let down, but there was also a feeling of being liberated. I left my manager, my record company and was on my own. Going through that, I really did discover who I really was again.”
The ’Thinking About Your Love’ hitmaker turned to a career in acupuncture following his time in music and added that it was meant to be because he was able to intervene when his daughter was diagnosed with cancer.
He said: “I dived in on acupuncture and alternative medicine about 2006-07. I hadn't studied for years and I thought, 'I'll give it a go.' I was up 'til four or five in the morning writing my dissertation and researching.
“Sometimes you think, 'Why am I doing this?' So the irony of it is when my daughter Christina became ill in 2017 with cancer I've learned why I was meant to do all that. Now I'm armed in a different way to fight for my daughter on a different level to what traditional medicine has to offer. She's now lived 13 times beyond what they originally said she would.
“She's here and she's living with a disease as opposed to dying from it, which is probably the best we can ask for. If we had gone down certain routes back then I don't think she'd be here.”